10 events and things to do in Hampshire - November 2016

Autumn Colour © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor

Autumn Colour © National Trust Images/Megan Taylor - Credit: Archant

Charlotte Tomlinson-White has scoured the county to bring you the top events taking place this month

Autumn colour

By November, autumn colour across fields, meadows and woods is at its peak. At Hinton Ampner, you can gaze out over ancient parkland littered with yellow and gold foliage from gnarled veteran oaks and beeches, interspersed with the deep red hues of Norway maple. This month, admire the very best autumn colour Hinton has to offer on a seasonal two hour guided walk around the estate.

• When: November 5, 10.30am

• Where: Hinton Ampner, nr Alresford, SO24 0LA, 01962 771305, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner

Adventures with Alice

Delve into the world of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale in this British Library exhibition. Explore the different ways generations of illustrators, artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers over the past 150 years have been inspired by the story of the girl who went ‘down the rabbit hole’. With a special tour by curator Andie Lloyd and a storytelling by “Alice” herself.

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• When: Nov 12 to Jan 14

• Where: Willis Museum and Gallery, Basingstoke, 01256 456902

DIY Cosmetics

Learn how to make your own healthy and natural cosmetics at the Theatre Royal Winchester. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun and recommended for those over the age of 16, the session will begin with a brief explanation about the ingredients and essential oils used. Then you will participate in a hands-on workshop and create three products (hand cream, lip balm and stick with essential oils), all of which you can take home.

• When: November 26, 2-4.30pm

• Where: Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB, 01962 840440, www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

Gothic Drama

Join Blackeyed Theatre for their new adaption of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, which promises to be a fresh, exciting take on what is widely considered to be a landmark work of romantic, gothic and science fiction literature.

• When: November 4

• Where: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ, 02380 652333

Perfect Picture

Learn more about photography techniques by practising with trained birds in a hands-on workshop.

• When: November 6

• Where: The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover, SP11 8DY, 01264 773850, www.hawk-conservancy.org

Music Men

Sons of Pitches combine soaring solos and sensational beatboxing to stunning effect. Winners of the TV series The Naked Choir, it’s no wonder they captivate audiences with their creative vocal gymnastics.

• When: November 11, 7-45pm

• Where: The Anvil, Basingstoke, 01256 8442444

On the tree trail

Celebrate the tercentenary of Capability Brown at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Explore the only Tree Trail of its kind in these award winning Gardens and find examples of the exotic trees and shrubs Brown used in his own landscapes. Afterwards, why not head to Jermyn’s House Tea Rooms and savour a delicious cream tea? Pick up your copy of the trail at the Ticket Desk when purchasing day admission to the Gardens.

• When: Until December 31

• Where: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey, SO51 0QA, 01794 369318, www3.hants.gov.uk/hilliergardens

Triple bill

Celebrating 35 years of creating bold and dynamic performance works, Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to The Point with Triple Bill. During this evening of stunning contemporary dance, enjoy Itzik Galili’s Until.With/Out.Enough, an emotional abstract journey filled with intimacy, athletic power and tension, Sharon Watson’s Melt where the elements collide in a breathtaking mix of aerial dance and the quirky and playful Bloom, by Caroline Finn, which explores the darkly comic expressions of life and humanity.

• When: November 3, 7.30pm

• Where: The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE, 02380 652333, www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk

Art show

British Art Show 8 provides a vital overview of some of the most exciting contemporary art produced in the UK over the last five years. Featuring the work of 42 artists in a variety of mediums. With 26 of the artists creating new works especially for the exhibition.

• When: Until January 15

• Where: John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Highfield, SO17 1BJ, 02380 592158

Musical magic

Too Darn Hot return to Tylney Hall with a brand new show this month. Guaranteed to get you singing along, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere and enjoy songs from the West End and Broadway. Guests will enjoy arrival drinks, wine and appetisers during the interval plus a three course supper, including wine, following the performance. Why not stay a night, there is a special accommodation rate for those attending the musical event.

• When: November 13

• Where: Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens, Ridge Lane, Rotherwick, Hook, RG27 9AZ, 01256 764881, www.tylneyhall.co.uk

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